SISFFIT007 - Instruct group exercise sessions

Unit code: SISFFIT007 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Park


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct, monitor and evaluate group exercise sessions, with or without music. It requires the ability to plan the selection, sequencing and progression of exercises and appropriate music to ensure safe participation in activities. This unit applies to fitness instructors who work in a variety of fitness locations such as fitness, leisure and community centres. These individuals typically work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • plan, instruct and evaluate at least five group exercise sessions;
  • conduct sessions that individually or cumulatively incorporate: pre-session instructions; safe and effective instructional techniques; modification of exercise options to meet individual needs; music to match participant needs;
  • monitor exercise intensity during every session using at least one of the following methods: heart rate response; perceived rate of exertion; talk test, and;
  • use the following communication skills: clear verbal communication; modelling and demonstration; use motivational techniques.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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